Serves 4

Toor dal 1/4 cup Water 2 cups
Tamarind paste 1/4 t.spoon Tomatoes 2-3
Rasam powder 1 t.spoon Cilantro a small bunch washed and finely chopped
Hing a small pinch Turmeric 1/4 t.spoon
Cumin powder 1/4 t.spoon Pepper powder 1/4 t.spoon
Lemon juice 1/2 t.spoon Ghee 1/2 t.spoon
Salt 1 t.spoon (or to taste)


  1. Cook toor dal with 2 cups of water and keep it aside. Boil tomatoes in 1-2 cups of water, then add tamarind paste, hing, salt, and turmeric.
  2. After tomatoes are cooked, add rasam powder, and let this boil for five minutes.
  3. Now add toor dal and let it cook for a few more minutes. Heat some ghee, splutter mustard, then add pepper powder and cumin powder to this before mixing this with the rasam.
  4. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
Nutrient Composition Per Serving
Energy (Kcal) 34 Carotene (μg) 1004.63
Protein (g) 2.14 Vitamin C (mg) 16.9
Carbohydrate (g) 5.74 Mg (mg) 9.5
Fat (g) 0.26 Na (mg) 13.91
Fibre (g) 0.54 K (mg) 155.8
Minerals (g) 0.7 Mn (mg) 0.203
Calcium (mg) 45.6 Zn (mg) 0.25
Phosphorus (mg) 35.4 Cr (mg) 0.007
Iron (mg) 0.59